Dortmund CEO bemoans lack of ‘consideration’ for Sancho at Man Utd

Date published: Sunday 26th September 2021 4:11 - Lewis Oldham

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Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has suggested that it “hurts [his] soul” seeing Jadon Sancho find life difficult at Manchester United.

The winger came close to joining Man United last year, but they could not agree a fee with Dortmund.

Sancho continued to impress for the German outfit last term as he grabbed eight goals and eleven assists from his 26 Bundesliga outings.


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The Englishman finally secured his move to Man Utd this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side paid an initial fee of around £73m to bring him to the Premier League.

The 21-year-old has struggled so far this season, though. He has failed to register a goal or an assist for the Red Devils from his seven appearances across all competitions.

Sancho was left on the bench on Saturday as Man Utd were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa at Old Trafford. 

Dortmund CEO Watzke has been speaking about Sancho’s start at Man Utd (as reported by Caught Offside). He says it “hurts his soul” that he is given “little consideration”:

“I love Jadon. When you see him playing you get tears in your eyes. It hurts my soul that he is given so little consideration.

“I think his problem is that he’s not set in the English national team.”

Elsewhere, Michael Gray has criticised Man United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka:

“This squad, when it’s depleted, still isn’t up there with the best in the Premier League.

“Wan-Bissaka, he’s the best defender in the Premier League in a one vs one situation, but his distribution with the ball, with the ball at his feet he wouldn’t get a game in League Two. When I watch him play, he never looks comfortable with the ball at his feet.

“I don’t feel confident at all, I don’t think he does either. Defensively he’s absolutely outstanding. Harry Maguire the ball back to David De Gea yesterday, he makes mistakes, he made one at Newcastle too.

“They’ve got big problems do Manchester United, I know they’ve started the season well but I think yesterday the cracks started to appear.”

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